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awesomeame
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   Posted 1/21/2009 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
been having the morning goodyear blimp the past few days.  all air, hardly any output.  my burning question:  am i actually passing gas, or does the output in the bag create it's own gasses?  I know it sounds dumb but i've been wondering this everyday when i wake up, ha
 
Matt
Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis


summerstorm
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   Posted 1/21/2009 10:14 PM (GMT -6)   
hmm i think it could be a little bit of both. If you are going to bed hungry you are probbaly passing a lot of gas

Ohio43
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   Posted 1/21/2009 10:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Interesting, Summertime, why would going to bed hungry cause gas? I've never heard that.

Matt, wouldn't the two be the same? The output is what cause the gas. So whatever is in your intestines will come through your stoma.

Does your pouch have a filter on it?

One morning the strangest thing happened that I'd never heard before. I kept hearing a "ssssss" sound. It must have been gas coming through the filter. It didn't smell or anything. It was just weird.

It is scarey in the morning when you feel your pouch and it's all bloated up. Some mornings I'm just to warm and comfy that I don't want to get up and take care of. I wear a one piece so it's hard to open it to let gasses release. Plus, I don't want to do it in bed with my husband right next to me. I think that would be rude.

smurf

peggy113
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   Posted 1/22/2009 1:55 AM (GMT -6)   
A lot of things can cause "blimpage"! Sodas, drinking thru a straw, sometimes just sleeping/snoring with your mouth open/swallowing air; chewing gum, and definitely the foods you eat... like beans... just like any normally plumbed person.

I haven't been drinking sodas. Gave it up over a year ago. Once in a while I might drink part of one, like at Wendy's, etc, over a lot of ice. I cannot tell you what a difference it is for me. I really notice the blimpage action now. OJ does it to me also. I noticed it the other morning when I had eaten a bowl of cheerios with a lot of milk right before I went to bed after skipping supper. Not good to skip meals.

It's another investigative opportunity! Let's see what others say.
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


peggy113
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   Posted 1/22/2009 2:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey, I just thought of something.... Could it be the lozenges?  Is this something that just started in the last couple of days?  Hmmmm?  
 
Keep us posted on the other thread on your progress and any WD symptoms.  Maybe I will follow in your footsteps.  I am down to about 10 a day now, consciously trying.  I refuse to smoke in my new house and the subzero temps here have made it not so appealing!  Good Luck.
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


summerstorm
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   Posted 1/22/2009 9:15 AM (GMT -6)   
because everytime i get hungry a little while later i get horrible gas

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 1/22/2009 1:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I get gas at night if I don't eat right before bed...usually just a couple crackers will work.

awesomeame
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   Posted 1/22/2009 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
peggy113 said...
Hey, I just thought of something.... Could it be the lozenges?  Is this something that just started in the last couple of days?  Hmmmm?  
 
Keep us posted on the other thread on your progress and any WD symptoms.  Maybe I will follow in your footsteps.  I am down to about 10 a day now, consciously trying.  I refuse to smoke in my new house and the subzero temps here have made it not so appealing!  Good Luck.

hmmm indeed!  I would say that yes it's been more pronouced since i started the lozenges.  Never thought of that.  Myabe I'm sucking air when I'm sucking on them perhaps..?  I made it another day no smokes, guess the blimp is worth it :-P
 
Matt
Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis


peggy113
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   Posted 1/22/2009 10:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Matt,
I used them on our flight to HI this summer, and I noticed some excess air as well. Chewing gum and carbonated drinks do it to me too. If I'm just gonna be around home, I don't care. If I'm going out and want easy access to public bathroom, well I watch what goes in my mouth.

Lozenges are a good trade off ..... Keep your chin up.
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


Crohned
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   Posted 1/25/2009 1:11 AM (GMT -6)   
These are the posts that I love...the ones that connect me to fellow ostomates who really understand what it's like to wake up with the GoodYear blimp attached to your belly. Pretty much every morning I lay there and weigh the consequences of laying in bed for another hour or getting up to empty/purge. On a happier note however, I no longer run to bathroom in the morning, half awake and crying out in pain. I'll take the blimp thanks.

Last night while laying on the couch I decided to just open the top to let some air out so I would be more comfortable. When my husband came in the room and was hit with the smell he said, "hey, I thought you couldn't fart?" Busted. nono

Subtotal Colectomy w/ Ileostomy May 16, 2007.


<FONT color=#800080>I'm off the meds!!


peggy113
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   Posted 1/25/2009 4:18 AM (GMT -6)   

Crohned,

BUSTED!!!  devil        In my house, that would just be called paybacks!!  


Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 1/25/2009 7:21 AM (GMT -6)   
when my husband was my boyfriend I had a saying..."love me, love my farts" Well he's turned that around now that I cannot fart...PAYBACK for all those years!!

peggy113
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   Posted 1/25/2009 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Ohio76 ----  LOL!

Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 

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